Now owned by Aeffe and designed by Fausto Puglisi, this season's Emanuel Ungaro collection was certainly a step up from the recent past. A cohesive lineup heavy on Ungaro references (namely polka dots), much of the collection nonetheless appeared a bit dated with its parade of 80s power shoulders and sharp lines. Further, a number of pieces will be difficult to translate to retail — trousers with one pant in a solid color and the other dotted and wildly oversized fur outerwear, for example. There was more appeal in colorblocked wrap dresses, belted coat dresses and leather separates, all of which made for a promising start for Puglisi.
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